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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can chest xray detect breast cancer?

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Dr. Audrey Lance
Gynecology 14 years experience
No: An X-ray is used to evaluate bones, not soft tissues. You would need a mammogram, ultrasound, or MRI to better evaluate breast tissue. Mammogram is generally the best, although in young women an ultrasound is preferred.

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Last updated Jun 8, 2018

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